Joe Torre running Ramon Troncoso back out for the ninth inning was a thoughtful gift. How rude of the Cubs not to accept it.
A simple base hit from Scales or Fox in the ninth gives the Cubs a three-game winning streak and a confidence boost against the best record in baseball.
Instead, it feels like here we go again with the lack of offense.
Speaking of which, there were plenty of opportunities to win the game before the final frame, but the Cubs go 0-8 with RISP and ground into four double plays. Gee whiz.
Seriously, it’s up to Soriano or Bradley to start carrying the offense. They’re the two guys who change the entire look of the lineup when they’re hot. You can’t expect that from anyone else in the order...at least until Aramis returns.